| Fadley Faisal |
A 49-YEAR-OLD local man was ordered to appear before the High Court tomorrow to face a charge of rape of a minor after it was remitted from the magistrate’s court yesterday. The defendant, whose name is to be kept anonymous to protect the identity of the alleged victim, is out on bail of $10,000 or in two local sureties.
On a first count, the defendant is alleged to have raped the 15-year-old girl in a bedroom at their home in Kuala Belait on or around Nov 23, 2014. He now faces further charges, on a second count, of raping the same girl at the same place on June 26, 2014, and a third count, of threatening the girl on Nov 23, 2014 by pointing a knife to her face, ordering her not to tell anyone about the alleged first count.
DPP Shamshuddin Haji Kamaluddin appeared for the Public Prosecutor.